Beadweaving Tutorials (2/16/2016)
Today, I’ve got links to pages full of free bead weaving tutorials. Some are patterns, and some are beginner’s tutorials in basic stitches. Dive in and make something new!!
You’re about to get lost in a mesmerizing collection of some of the best bead weaving patterns on the Web! We’ve gathered up some of our most popular free bead weaving patterns as chosen by our savvy, stitching readers so you can browse through the best of the best without having to weed through the rest.
Beltana’s Beads has free tutorials on basic beading, including Tubular Peyote, Spiral Rope Chain, Tubular Net, Loomwork and Cheyenne/Brick Stitch.
Deborah Roberti has a ton of bead patterns and tutorials. While many are paid, she has dozens of free ones. She makes the most detailed, step-by-step patterns I have ever seen.
A comprehensive collection of step-by-step instructions for off-loom beading stitches and bead embroidery, subdivided by type of stitch.
This is a page for beginners. When I have started to bead I realized that I have a big handicap…I really cannot read beading diagrams. That is why my beading tutorials are: easy to follow; with color photos of each step; with written description of each photo/step. This are some basic stitches but don’t forget to search in my shop for more and other free beading tutorials.
Peyote Stitch – this is the most used, most versatile, and usually the first stitch that is taught to the new beadweaver. Brick Stitch – when finished, this stitch looks just like peyote stitch…turned on its side. I learned brick stitch first (after getting frustrated with peyote). After I learned brick I went back and learned peyote. Square Stitch – a very strong stitch because you go through the beads so many times! Hard to cut apart for the same reason.